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  Students & Seniors Enjoy Intergenerational Holiday Dinner

Dec 09, 2015 20:20 ET

DRPS officers joined students from J. Clarke Richardson High School in Ajax for an evening of holiday fun as they served dinner to 150 local seniors.

The event, held in the high school cafeteria, is one of many Intergenerational Dinners being held across the region. The events have been running for the past 17 years, but this is the first year DRPS officers joined the festivities. Officers were put to work as they provided plated dinner service to the guests and took care of collecting plates.

"The event is aimed at encouraging positive relationships between seniors and local youth," says Student Resource Officer Cst. Dena Peden. "The students organize the event from start to finish and take care of marketing, coordinating, cooking and serving the dinner."

Many seniors return year after year for the great food and entertainment. It also gives them a chance to meet with and get to know young people in their communities.

Thanks to Cst. Peden, local students and everyone who took part in this special event.

Below are attached files.
Cst. Peden serves up the main course (JPG file, 111.2K bytes)
Deputy Fernandes helps with the salad (JPG file, 151.3K bytes)
Behind the scenes (JPG file, 181.9K bytes)
Serving staff break for a photo (JPG file, 166.8K bytes)